- Advisor: Dr. William Dewar
I am primarily interested in studying the variety of mechanisms involved with western boundary current separation. This investigation is currently being carried out using the MIT general circulation model to determine the role that topographic stress plays in steering the Gulf Stream away from the coast.
W.K. Dewar, J. Schoonover, T.J. McDougall, and W.R. Young. Semi-compressible ocean dynamics. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45:149–156, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-13-0268.1
J. Schoonover, W.K.Dewar, N. Wienders, J. Gula, J. Molemaker, J.McWilliams, S. Bates, G. Danabasoglu, and S. Yeager. North Atlantic barotropic vorticity balances and the Gulf Stream separation in numerical models. J. Phys. Oceanogr., (submitted), 2015.